Brother of Ajman Princess Set For Haydock Debut


Lope de Vega | Peter Mooney

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features a half-brother to Group 1 winner Ajman Princess (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}).

14.20 Haydock, Nov, £10,000, 2yo, 6fT
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's homebred CAPTAIN WINTERS (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) is kin to a band of stakes-winning brothers and also to G1 Prix Jean Romanet heroine Ajman Princess (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). The Kevin Ryan incumbent encounters eight rivals in this debut, headed by Matt Batters's Novaportian (Ire) (No Nay Never), who is a Hugo Palmer-trained half to GI Matriarch S. victrix Off Limits (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}).


18.00 Kempton, Nov, £7,500, 3yo/up, f/m, 10f 219y (AWT)
John and Thady Gosden trainee DIGNIFIED (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) is a Denford Stud homebred daughter of MGSW G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac placegetter Jack Naylor (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), who fetched 800,000gns at Tattersalls' 2016 December Mares sale. She is opposed by last month's Ripon maiden winner and William Haggas trainee Holocene (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}), who is a Cheveley Park Stud homebred daughter of G1 Matron S. and dual G1 Falmouth S. placegetter Heaven Sent (GB) (Pivotal {GB}).

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